In pics: Egypt Economic Development conference

The Egypt Economic Development conference, which started with three Arab states pledging $12 billion in investments and aid, ended with the Egyptian government signing direct investment contracts worth $36.2 billion.
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Head of Egypt's Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), governor Hisham Ramez (R) talk with United Arab Emirates State Minister Sultan Ahmed Al-Gaber on the last day of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A delegation from the Arab Gulf is seen at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 14, 2015 on the sidelines of a three-day international conference. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (2R) arrives to the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (C) gives a speech at the end of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi gives a speech at the end of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (C) gives a speech on stage on the last day of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Attendees from the Arab Gulf are seen at the congress hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 14, 2015 on the sidelines of a three-day international conference. (AFP/Getty Images)